Madigan backs Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz with $552,608 this election cycle
Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) gave a total of $552,608 to Glenview state House candidate Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz this election cycle, state filings show.
The Madigan funding was disclosed in reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) by Friends of Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, the campaign committee that supported Gong-Gershowitz's race against Republican Peter Lee in the 17th House District.
The district covers all or part of Northbrook, Glenview, Golf, Wilmette, Evanston, Morton Grove and Skokie.
Madigan’s contributions came from the campaign funds he controls, including his own committee, Friends of Michael J. Madigan, the Illinois Democratic Party and the Democratic County Chairman’s Association of Illinois.
Altogether, Madigan poured $21.1 million into 30 state House races this election cycle, including $3,445,351 to 22 fellow Democrats in the week leading up to the Nov. 6th general election.